Just the other day I was looking at my blog’s numbers and noticed that besides my pieces on Mrs. Mikes hamburger stand and Segovia Tapas Bar. Among the most visited stories have been my work on Winter in Winnipeg. Since we have had such a beautiful fall season here this year I thought was fitting to give my readers around the world a look at Winnipeg before the snow buries us, enjoy.
The Forks Market and Assiniboine River
The Forks Market is Winnipeg’s answer to urban decay. In the early 1990’s city counsel decided that the derelict train yards that once fed Winnipeg’s downtown area were to be converted into a public space. For some 6000 years it was the natural meeting place of the Native Peoples who lived and navigated through the area as two major rivers systems connect here. The Red and Assiniboine.
In 1904 the City of Winnipeg purchased 283 acres of woodland and prairie bordering the Assiniboine River. Originally called Suburban Park the land quickly became one of the city’s première leisure spots where city residents could relax in a peaceful setting. Personally this park has been my oasis of reflection over the years. Strolling down the wooded pathways with only the sounds of wind in the trees and chattering of squirrels to distract from my thoughts.